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Recorded and Mixed by: Andy Sartain at Mindfield Recording Studio
Mastered by: Brian Lucey (Magic Garden Mastering)
Artwork by: Scott Southwick

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releases January 21, 2017

All songs written by: Jahman Brahman
Hyperion Vs. Cotahuasi & Won't You Be Mine ft: Derrick Lee Johnson
Pretending & Shouting Quietly ft: Franklin Keel

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Jahman Brahman Asheville, North Carolina

The name Jahman Brahman emerged from the band’s goal to achieve ultimate musical cohesion: each instrument a facet of a single greater goal to deliver music from the heart of one. The band strives to leave the listener with thoughts of love, life, and the wonders experienced while being part of an extraordinary musical family. ... more

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Track Name: Hyperion Vs. Cotahuasi (Ft. Derrick Lee Johnson)
Hyperion; hellacious roots
Hoot, holler, and I strap my boots
Old Hyperion towers atop
Sweet souls below; we shake ‘til we drop
Stand tall!! Sway in the wind now
Can’t fall!! Hold up your kin now

No mountain or canyon that cannot be crossed
Spread your widest wings like an Albatross
Cotahuasi or The Great Divide
Ride with your brothers, to the other side
Fly high!! Over the landslide
Third Eye!! Harness your soul guide

Headed for the peak, crashin’ by the creek,
Standin’ up to speak, dancin’ cheek to cheek,
Ain’t life grand?!?

This world now, it’s got it’s highs and lows,
Only way we know how to grow
Can we burn one down now tonight?
The way we groove, you know it ain’t no wonder,
How much time we spend down under the sweet, stars…
Makin’ me feel alright
Track Name: Bookmark
When I think about all the lights that have shone, over me
You were the brightest but it's frightening, There's no guarantees.
So we can't capture the shot, Doesn't mean its not worth taking one.
It's enlightening to know, this frightening will go If we wake to see…

I thought I thought it all out (Sometimes I can't see the light)
Knew what this was about (But I don't doubt it)
Forgot that we could go without (But I don't doubt it)
Forgot that we could go without (But I don't doubt it)
Forgot that we could go without
I thought I thought it all out (Sometimes I can't see the light)
Knew what this was about (But I don't doubt it)
I did not see the thunderclouds (But I don't doubt it)
I did not see the thunderclouds (But I don't doubt it)
I did not see the thunderclouds
I thought it all out, knew what this was about
Forgot that we could go without, all that we see, all we once believed

When I think about all the nights that have gone, way past three
When we haven't the slightest of who's the rightest, There's no guarantees...
So we can't capture the shot, Doesn't mean it's not worth taking one.
It's enlightening to know this frightening will go, If we wake to see..

I thought I thought it all out (Sometimes I can't see the light)
Knew what this was about (But I don't doubt it)
Forgot that we could go without (But I don't doubt it)
Theres a lot that we dont know about (But I don't doubt it)
A lot that we don't know about
I thought I thought it all out (Sometimes I can't see the light)
Knew what this was about (But I don't doubt it)
I did not see the thunderclouds (But I don't doubt it)
I did not see the thunderclouds (But I don't doubt it)
I did not see the thunderclouds
I thought it all out, knew what this was about
Forgot that we could go without all that we see, all we once believed

Perception is wild beast and it roars if you never speak
The future is a fickle thing and where do we even begin?
We just hold it when its here and don't chase it when its gone
and it won't be long....won't be long!!

How often do we get to pick up our dreams
where we left off... where we left?
far across and she's off in the distance,
no telling where or when, no tellin' there or then..
How often do we get to pick up our dreams
where we left off, where we left off, where we left, where we left, where we left!

Sometimes I can't see the light
But I don't doubt it
Let me hear you shout it
But I don't doubt it
I thought I thought it all out
Sometimes I can't see the light
But I don't doubt it
Let me hear you shout it
But I don't doubt it
I thought I thought it all out (Sometimes I can't see the light)
Knew what this was about (But I don't doubt it)
Forgot that we could go without (Let me hear you shout it)
Forgot that we could go without (But I don't doubt it)
Forgot that we could go without
I thought I thought it all out (Sometimes I can't see the light)
Knew what this as about (But I don't doubt it)
I did not see the thunderclouds (Let me hear you shout it)
I did not see the thunderclouds (But I don't doubt it)
I did not see the thunderclouds
I thought it all out
Track Name: Don't Say Hurry
It's so mechanical we're animals
All we want is sump sump tangible
Its finding it all when your "missing" a lot
The watched pot never boils, it just burns n gets hot..
I'll save my pieces for the puzzle in me
They'll fit'em together eventually
They'll be someone to hold ya before ya get olda..
Dontcha forget now just what they told ya (x3)

Lets do the opposite lets sit and talk
Shiverin' in our skin when our clothes are off
Wearin' it well but the well runs deepa
You're thirsty boy now but the roads gettin' steepa
Prayed down deep things would happen for me -
I don'y know my own intentions and its getting to me...
Where do i go when i just don't know.. runnin' around in this shred n flow

This life's been a strange one to endure
(I will not ask for less, I cannot ask for more)
This life's been a strange one to endure

Well can you break your vow.
Believe in me somehow?
Past isn't the present its the here 'n' now
I know trust is a rusty scary go round
But we cant step straight
When we're circlin' around
They'll be someone to hold ya before ya get olda..
Dontcha forget now just what they told ya (x3)

This life's been a strange one to endure.
Track Name: Old Swamp Fox
Get what you need, then disappear like an old Swamp Fox
You can name the town in my name, or can just reset the clocks
The corner church & bridal shop, the school bus rolls down Main
A lovely place to live, but I just couldn’t stand the pain
You can take away my livelihood, but can’t repossess my song
I got as much life to live & love to give, as this sunny day is long

I’m goin’ the long way, goin’ the long way ‘round
Don’t know what I’m lookin’ for, but it’s the courthouse I found
I’m just tryin’ to hang out, they’ll have me hangin’ by high noon
Please walk past me baby, I’ll have one more mornin’ swoon
There’s a hole in the engine, just couldn’t get outta town
Went to Main Street for some ruckus, now I sleep six feet deep in the ground

Drove all the way down through Virginny, just to walk on bricks from PA
No Lord, I ain’t tryin’ to win ya, just wonderin’ what the hell you got to say
A grated bridge above a creek, the evenin’ strums along
Satiated kids just try to sneak this new song in by dawn
Got a worn down pencil, can still scribble what I mean
Whoa! I seen a lot of tinsel, now I ride a Cincinnati Queen

Well there’s a’ one way in, and there’s a’ one way out
Somewhere in the middle, finagle what it’s all about
Don’t know what I’m shootin’ for, just hope that I don’t miss
All I’m askin’ baby’s just for one more late night kiss
Well I used to be a troubadour, but I couldn’t find the time
Oh, I could’a been a movie star, but I fucked up all my lines
Oh Lord! I used to be a pure Saint!! Now I just enjoy the grime!!
Track Name: Oddiction
What's the need, tell me whats the use?
It tastes so sweet man it's such a treat
Now I'm feelin' fine, I think I'm off the grind
Until the moment's passed, now it's time at last

It's not a secret, just some things you don't know
You say you get high, I just think it's so-so
Now you're out on the line, holdin' on to fine
You say you get high, I just think it's so-so

Now the next day is here, I'm almost in the clear
Feelin' about half on the old bar graph
Now it's creepin' in, will I let it win?
Time's movin' so slow, when I'm on that road

It's not a secret, just some things you don't know
You say you get high, I just think it's so-so
Now you're out on the line, holdin' on to fine
You say you get high, I just think it's so-so

Budding news, the word is spreading fast
Steady movin' that line up the graph
Waking up sometimes hard to do
Big thanks to you, now I'm pullin' through

It's not a secret, just some things you don't know
You say you get high, I just think it's so-so
Now you're out on the line, holdin' on to fine
You say you get high, I just think it's so-so
Track Name: Ice Cold Beaches
Ay Yo dude, I've got two green lightsabers at my house...

Trip, trip, tr, trippin' over wires
Tryin' to conspire
Tr, trippin' over wires
You know I'm trying to insprire
Trippin' over wires, tryin' to conspire
Tr, trippin' over wires, you know we tryin' to inspire
Track Name: Pretending (Ft. Franklin Keel)
With no abandon, with no regard
I'm throwing this heavy heart round the backyard.
Throw it your way, it blows up in my face
Just a game of catch you've been missing

Upstrokes...Doesn't everybody know the downstrokes...The downstrokes
Upstrokes...Doesn't everybody know the downstrokes...
I'm only tempo....rarely squeezing out this blood flow
I'm only tempo...rarely squeezing out this blood flow

So lets stop pretending...
Lets Stop, yeah lets stop, oh yeah lets stop..I said lets stop pretending
Lets stop pretending, and start explaining how coincidence is not a casualty..
How's we meet not by chance but by destiny.
And our dreams... are higher than the heavens.
Will we reach?

Imagine the Dark, with no side,
Imagine the other side, imagine the other side
Imagine the sky with no name,
The trees with no shadows, the shore with no end
Imagine yourself, obscure and alone
Solitude and dryness companions in all

Let's stop pretending
Let's Stop (yeah let's stop) Let's stop (oh, let's stop)
I said let's stop (Yea let's stop) pretending ( oh, let's stop)
Let's stop, pretending and start explaining
How coincidence is not a casualty
How we meet not by chance but by destiny.
And our dreams are higher than the heavens.
Will we reach?

Reality, or Live in Fantasy
Reality, or Live in Fantasy
And the snow has melted and the dreamer is still alive
Still Alive ! Still Alive! Are you still alive?
Track Name: Won't You Be Mine (Ft. Derrick Lee Johnson)
In the presence of my mystic muse
Brings me out of my dark recluse
In the starkness of my selfless crutch
I’ll give it all, though it won’t be much

You’re the only one who’s ever loved me
And you’re the only one who’s been with me ‘til the break of day
And you’re the only one who’s ever showed me
That I’m the only one for you, you say, so:

Won’t you be mine? (Won’t you be mine?)
Won’t you be mine? (Won’t you be mine?)
Won’t you be mine? (Won’t you be mine?)
Won’t you be mine? (Won’t you be mine?)

In this world, we share the air
In this state you, look so fair
In our bed, where we lay bare
In my soul, you know you’re always there

You’re the only one who’s ever loved me
And you’re the only one who’s been with me ‘til the break of day
And you’re the only one who’s ever showed me
That I’m the only one for you, you say, so:

Won’t you be mine? (Won’t you be mine?)
Won’t you be mine? (Won’t you be mine?)
Won’t you be mine? (Won’t you be mine?)
Won’t you be mine? (Won’t you be mine?)
Track Name: Shouting Quietly (Ft. Franklin Keel)
With the rhythm of a fable;
Now turn the table.
Rally my soul, so my minds not a stranger.
It's a never ending dialogue..
Ill breathe all day, or even longer...
Ill give my strength,
Ill be the stronger.
You never let me be satisfied

But don't you hate to love, the sound of your own voice
(in your head) Shouting Quietly
But don't you hate to love, the sound of your own voice
(in your head) Shouting Quietly

Long division of your day, but we've got the final say
For the breath of life is power and were standing face to face
We were meant to taste.
The bitter and the sweet, the track left on repeat
It's waking up and going out, so rise up to your feet yeah
We will rise from defeat.

But don't you hate to love the sound of your own voice
(in your head) Shouting Quietly. Quietly
If it takes all day or even longer ill give my strength.
You never let me be satisfied.
Track Name: Spendin'
If I’m sad and lonely, won’t you please understand
As I’m drowning slowly, won’t you please take my hand
All I’ve got is one last chance and I’m spendin’ it on you
Can I have this last dance? if I do, I won’t step on your shoe

If the fence door don’t swing no more, put oil on the hinge
I want more of what you’ve got in store,
but I’m spoiled on a binge
All I’ve got is one last chance and I’m spendin’ it on you
Can I have this last dance? Can I have this last dance?

You left me far behind at the fork in the road
When it wasn’t clear if I was bound to win
When we met, you were poor & blind, and your whole world I showed you
But have you forgotten:
Through thick & thin, through thick & thin?

When the red velvet curtain comes down and the fat lady sings
I'll love you 'til he cows come home, until the pigs grow wings
All I’ve got is one last chance and I’m spendin’ it on you
Can I have this last dance? If I do, I won’t step on your shoe

Won’t step on your shoe, make your pinky toe black & blue
Baby, just allow me one more chance
Can I have this last dance?

You left me far behind at the fork in the road
When it wasn’t clear if I was bound to win
When we met, you were poor & blind, and your whole world I showed you
But have you forgotten:
Through thick & thin, through thick & thin?

All I’ve got is one last chance and I’m spendin’ it on you
Can I have this last dance? I won't step on your shoe